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  • My third full face vBeam/Laser/PDL following Mirvaso skin damage

    I think this may be my final Vbeam, as the areas that tend to go red have shrunk down quite a bit, compared to what my face looked like in May 2017, following the use of Mirvaso gel. The treatment was performed in Nottingham near to where I live on November 15th 2019.

    Right after the treatment I iced it, then used Hyaluronic Acid, moisteriser, Niacinamid and a later of Vaseline. I intend to keep using the Vaseline, daily, for about 4 weeks.

    Hopefully I'll get no whiteheads and the occlusive nature of Vaseline will speed healing more so than usual.

    Vbeam uses a wavelength of 595nm, so I think once this is healed, assuming it blanches the skin, I hope to return to using 20% Azelaic Acid because I think that has helped me over the last 5 months I've used it.

    The derm didn't want to treat my forehead, so I'll go to plan B, which is to get Adapalene 0.1% on the NHS. I've never used Mirvaso on my forehead, by the way, which is probably why it looks better than the rest of my face. I just want to improve my forehead in the wake of acne PIE marks, uneven skintone, wrinkles, texture and occasionaly flushing.

    If I am to have any more vascular laser on the nose, cheeks, temples and jaw as shown in this video, it will be from the Cutera Excel V on the 532nm wavelength.

    There's also IPL as another future option. I had one IPL in November 2017 and an improvement was slightly noticeable.

    I'm recovering from Mirvaso-induced skin damage. Ask me about it if you are too.


    T-Shirt: "Laser skin treatment. That's what it is if you're wondering. Yes, it hurt."

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    Glad to see you're improving. Can you explain why you might try the Cutera next?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by jrlhamcat2 View Post
      Glad to see you're improving. Can you explain why you might try the Cutera next?
      Because the wavelength is shorter and less invasive, there don't have to be any gaps in the treatment sites and the downtime is apparently shorter.

      The Vbeam (595nm) doctor possibly will refuse to treat me if I'm "okay" at baseline.
      I'm recovering from Mirvaso-induced skin damage. Ask me about it if you are too.


      T-Shirt: "Laser skin treatment. That's what it is if you're wondering. Yes, it hurt."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by darren1 View Post
        Because the wavelength is shorter and less invasive, there don't have to be any gaps in the treatment sites and the downtime is apparently shorter.

        The Vbeam (595nm) doctor possibly will refuse to treat me if I'm "okay" at baseline.
        That's an interesting point. I've seen a chart from Candela showing peak hemoglobin absorption around 595 nm, but hadn't considered other issues.

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        • #5
          This is the machine i was treated by: https://candelamedical.com/int/blog/...ulse-dye-laser
          I'm recovering from Mirvaso-induced skin damage. Ask me about it if you are too.


          T-Shirt: "Laser skin treatment. That's what it is if you're wondering. Yes, it hurt."

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          • #6
            Originally posted by darren1 View Post
            This is the machine i was treated by: https://candelamedical.com/int/blog/...ulse-dye-laser
            So you got treated with the original Vbeam machine, not the Vbeam Perfecta (version 2) or Vbeam Prima (version 3)?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jrlhamcat2 View Post
              So you got treated with the original Vbeam machine, not the Vbeam Perfecta (version 2) or Vbeam Prima (version 3)?
              I'm pretty sure I was treated with the Perfecta, which is what I thought I was linking to.
              I'm recovering from Mirvaso-induced skin damage. Ask me about it if you are too.


              T-Shirt: "Laser skin treatment. That's what it is if you're wondering. Yes, it hurt."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by darren1 View Post
                I'm pretty sure I was treated with the Perfecta, which is what I thought I was linking to.
                sorry, you're right. the picture is the perfecta

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                • #9
                  Good luck!

                  I hope you get the result you are looking for!

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                  • #10
                    It's coming up to 4 months post treatment and my cheeks look worse than they did before treatment. It's like I have a sunburn, exactly where the leaser hit, that just won't go away.
                    I'm recovering from Mirvaso-induced skin damage. Ask me about it if you are too.


                    T-Shirt: "Laser skin treatment. That's what it is if you're wondering. Yes, it hurt."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by darren1 View Post
                      It's coming up to 4 months post treatment and my cheeks look worse than they did before treatment. It's like I have a sunburn, exactly where the leaser hit, that just won't go away.
                      Is your skin sensitive in those spots?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by darren1 View Post
                        It's coming up to 4 months post treatment and my cheeks look worse than they did before treatment. It's like I have a sunburn, exactly where the leaser hit, that just won't go away.
                        This seems to be a lot of people's experience with laser with a competent operator. They don't get a problem on the first treatment, but somewhere down the line after a number of treatments. It just seems so risky compared to other options available for rosacea treatment (and the risk is to your appearance!).

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Momof View Post
                          Is your skin sensitive in those spots?
                          Sensitive how? Painful? No. But cold weather can seriously aggravate those areas.
                          I'm recovering from Mirvaso-induced skin damage. Ask me about it if you are too.


                          T-Shirt: "Laser skin treatment. That's what it is if you're wondering. Yes, it hurt."

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by darren1 View Post
                            Sensitive how? Painful? No. But cold weather can seriously aggravate those areas.
                            That is how my problem started too. After my 6th or 7th Vbeam, my face started to react to cold weather. Bit by bit, everything started to aggravate it. The nerves in those areas of your face are sensitized. Wear a scarf over your cheeks at all times when out in the cold or wind.
                            Molly

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by darren1 View Post
                              Sensitive how? Painful? No. But cold weather can seriously aggravate those areas.
                              So did your skin never get better?

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